“I’m just a beginner in Forex, how much should I put in my account?”
This question bugs me all the time. Its like walking into a casino, and asking the people around you, ‘hey how many tokens did you change?’
Seriously dude. Everyone has a different answer, some experienced people might help you (if they are kind hearted) but most people will not care how much you win or lose. You should treat forex as a form of investment, but please DO NOT use all of your income as your token to bet on the market. You might win once, twice but you will not be that lucky all the time. Spend some time and do financial planning, set aside daily expenses, insurance etc. And once you find extra money, you can then decide whether to use them for investment, or to help the needy.
For beginners, you might want to consider ‘choosing a broker’ as one of the important choices of all time. Broker can make or break your faith in trading. Next, pick a mentor. Be it a book, a youtube channel, a guru you found online or through friend’s recommendation, do just rely solely on that ONE source of information. Gather as much information as possible, talk to more people, read forum threads so that you will gain knowledge that might be useful for you in the future.
However, some people might still choose the easy way out and opt to follow the signals of the ‘chosen one’. Not to say this is the bad approach, like I said, this is a form of investment, you are free to choose what sort of investment approach you prefer. However, I’d like to call out to those investors, you might want to check the account history of the chosen one before subscribing to his signals. The results might look good on their profile, but you have no idea how many positions and how much losses they have yet to close, so people with smaller wallet size than the chosen one might not be able to follow the signals that smoothly. Hence you might want to check with the chosen one how big would they recommend you to have in order to follow their signals.
Last but not least, I’d like to emphasize the size of an account is not as important as knowing your own trading strategy or style. I’ve seen someone trading with just a $100 account, and has grown the account 10 times its size. I’ve also seen someone with $50,000 blown overnight. So it doesn’t mean that bigger wallet size is safer for trading. Smaller account is more prone to blow, but with own strategy and right mindset, you will find big potential in this forex business.